The programs of the NMC Center for Health Partnerships promote healthy communities through partnerships that focus on providing basic healthcare, healthcare education, and related learning opportunities to underserved populations.
Learn more below about the programs currently offered by the CfHP.
Careers in Science
Careers in Science is a collaboration with Omaha Central High School and the Central High School Foundation. It is designed to introduce high school students to healthcareers and the college preparation necessary to pursue them. Each year, interested students come to the NMC campus to participate in a program which includes visits to program laboratories, tours of the College and of student housing, and a general introduction to higher education in healthcare.
CfHP Community Scholars are senior level nursing students who collaborate with community agencies to effect change on a public health issue which concerns them. Community Scholars identify this public health issue during their junior year, and are connected with a community agency addressing that issue. Scholars work with the agency during their senior year on a project agreed upon between the Scholar and the community partner.Learn More >
Fourth Grade Learning Day
Fourth Grade Learning Day provides an opportunity for fourth grade students from an Omaha Public School to be exposed to a collegiate setting. Students participate in several hands-on activities during their time on NMC's campus and learn what it takes to become a college student. The Center assumed the coordination of Fourth Grade Learning Day in 2012.
NMC alternative-break service immersion trips have been held since 2004. Typically, NMC offers three service immersions each year, which take place either during the fall break, winter break and spring break. These experiences are intended deepen students' knowledge of community issues, build cultural competence and expand community. Each immersion is crafted around a particular health related topic.Learn More >
Mobile Diabetes Center
The Mobile Diabetes Center is a partnership between Nebraska Methodist College Center for Health Partnerships and the Cosmopolitan, Cornbelt Diabetes Connection. The partnership works to expand and deepen community health impact by providing NMC students, faculty and alumni with an opportunity to address diabetes health issues for a variety of urban and rural populations.Learn More >
Faculty Fellows CBPR (Community-Based Participatory Research) is a program which supports faculty in developing, conducting and disseminating community based participatory research. Faculty Fellows work together with community partners to develop a fuller understanding of community issues and design appropriate interventions.Learn More >
The College Challenge is college preparation program funded by the College Access Challenge Grant. Nebraska Methodist College received the grant from the Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Post-Secondary Education. NMC first received the College Access Challenge grant in 2010. The College Challenge program offers a variety of services and activities to help low-income and underrepresented students pursue post-secondary education.Learn More >
Upward Bound is a federally funded college preparation program through the U.S. Department of Education. NMC first received Upward Bound funding in 2007. The program provides opportunities for participants to succeed in their precollege performance and ultimately in their higher education pursuits.Learn More >